Author contemplating time in Paris 2015

The answer isn’t Monday.

Our species by the best estimates traces its origins to approximately 300,000 years ago. Given the planet is 4.6 billion years old we arrived on the scene only an eye blink ago. Our modern sense of time is very different from 99.9% of our common history…

Trapped in Experience

Plato started the discussion with his idea of reality being shadows on the walls of the cave. We can’t know the event, the object or thing that produces the shadows; we only see the effects. Seeing nature as it really we’d see the contrails and the plane. We can only…

This is a dreamlike illusion, a temporary mirage, a fleeting fabrication. Let it go and rest. — Pema Düddul, “Freedom From Illusion”

At birth, we inhale our first breath. At death, we exhale our last breath. In between birth and death, we take our breath for granted. Our breath becomes…

A number of reasons have been offered as to why we don’t have free will. Or why free will is an illusion or delusion depending on how charitable you wish to be.

Let’s start with what you experience through the sense. Ask yourself with each of your senses is do…

Author contemplating time in Paris 2015

I’ve always thought the string of words: past, present and future invited a misleading symmetry. The three time frames create the illusion of equal billing on the marquee of our life, reality and universe. A moment’s reflection reveals the falsity of anything approaching equal measurements. That is common sense. …

Be mindful of the script in your mind. Who was the author? Who is updating your script right under your nose? That’s the life of taking a blue pill. You don’t need to worry about such questions. You dine on that juicy steak cooked just like you want it. Veiling…

Mapping Vincent Calvino’s World

There is a beautiful quote from Jorge Luis Borges that like a song you can’t get out of your head, haunts me: “A man sets out to draw the world. As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays…

Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore is a Canadian author who has lived in Thailand since 1988. He has written over 40 books and hundreds of essays.

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